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Pharmacist Ed Gomelski fills at prescription at the new pharmacy at Weis Market in Eaton Township.

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STAFF PHOTOS/C.J. MARSHALL Beer and wine store lead Virginia Patton checks stock at the cafe at Weis Market in Eaton Township.

Patrons of the Weis Market along Hunter Highway in Eaton Township now have access to two new additional services at the local supermarket.

Customers shopping for groceries can now also get their prescriptions filled at the full-service pharmacy, as well as purchase beer and wine at the store’s new cafe.

To celebrate the new facilities, Weis recently donated $2,500 to local nonprofits, including $1,000 to the Wyoming County United Way and $500 each to the Wyoming County Food Pantry, Tunkhannock Little League and Triton Hose Company.

According to Weis Markets Director of Public Relations Dennis Curtin, the pharmacy’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

A fully accredited pharmacist will be on duty at the facility, which will be able to fill prescriptions from any source, such as Tyler Memorial Hospital, as well as local physicians.

Additionally, the pharmacy provides a number of services including immunizations and free children’s vitamins. This includes flu shots, and walk-ins are welcome. The pharmacy can also provide flu shots for children nine years of age, and older. Childhood immunizations require a prescription from a doctor, which the pharmacy can fill.

Curtin also reported that people will be able to easily transfer prescription from another existing pharmacy to Weis. The store generally offers a $25 incentive to transfer prescriptions

Previously, people wishing to purchase beer and wine in Pennsylvania were limited to bars, restaurants, state stores and distributors. But changes in state laws have allowed supermarkets and other food outlets like Weis to offer beer and wine to the public.

People can purchase more than 200 varieties of imported and domestic wines including ones from Pennsylvania vineyards, as well as a chilled section. The café also offers 560 varieties of domestic, imported and craft beer.

Customers wishing to may drink at the cafe on the premises, Curtin explained. Purchases may be made from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Customers will be limited to two six-packs of 16-ounce cans of beer; or four bottles of wine.

Those wishing to purchase beer or wine at Weis are advised that the store practices universal carding. Any customer - regardless of age - will be required to show identification. Store associates have participated in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Responsible Alcohol Management Program training. This and universal carding will prevent underage customers from making illegal liquor purchases. Also, Weis has a store policy that prohibits the sale of alcohol beverages to visibly intoxicated people.